Freedom Front Plus
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Don’t interpret Afrikaner’s friendliness and decency as a gesture of weakness

Julius Malema’s recent comments about white people are racist hate speech, and he shouldn’t wrongly interpret the Afrikaner’s friendliness as weakness, Dr. Pieter Groenewald, the leader of the Freedom Front Plus, said.

Dr. Groenewald said in a member statement in parliament today that it is extremely irresponsible of a member of parliament, the leader of the EFF, Julius Malema, to make inflammatory remarks against white people.

“What he had said is racist, and totally unacceptable. I want to say to him that he should not wrongly interpret the decency and friendlines of the Afrikaner as weakness. He said there will be hell to pay (die poppe sal dans) if he becomes president. Groenewald said Julius should actually hope that one day there won’t be hell to pay (dat die poppe nie sal dans).

“He clearly underestimates the Afrikaner. It is totally unacceptable for a member of parliament to propagate hate speech outside of parliament. It incites emotions and creates the potential for conflict.

“A recent opinion poll showed that approximately 73% of all South Africans are unhappy with the political situation in the country. It is understandable if the actions of the president and ministers are taken into account.

“Unfortunately, it has also become fashionable to single out the Afrikaner and white people in the country as the scapegoats for the country’s problems. This should be stopped,” Dr. Groenewald said.

An ANC minister responded to the motion of Dr. Groenewald and acknowledged that inflammatory hate speech is wrong and has called on all South Africans to refrain from it.


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